Corporate Formation and Transactions
Corporate and Business Services
Butzel Long Tighe Patton offers business clients extremely personalized attention to their corporate transactional needs. Our attorneys help companies with everything from their initial registration and the setting up of the books and records they will need to comply with legal formalities to structuring their most complex transactions. We have helped our business clients structure a wide range of contracts, including licensing agreements, IT outsourcing agreements, leases, stock purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements, shareholder management agreements, stock option agreements and all forms of contracts. We collectively have hundreds of years of experience in helping our business clients through the legal thicket.
In addition to litigation, enforcement, employment law and regulatory compliance support, we also help business clients with strategic planning, with drafting documents that protect their assets and minimize legal risk and with documenting their financing, including everything from the documents needed to satisfy Regulation D private offerings to the great many documents involved in consummating a business loan. Our business clients are primarily small and medium-sized companies that are sensitive to legal costs and are in need of the kind of personal, comprehensive and regular attention that we offer.
Our attorneys also understand the unique issues that nonprofit organizations face, including formation of an organization, obtaining recognition of nonprofit tax status from the Internal Revenue Service and state regulators, executive compensation, unrelated business income and other tax issues, expenditure responsibility, setting up and dealing with subsidiaries, managing the legal challenges of fundraising and administering the resulting donations, creating and managing chapters and similar affiliates, and other issues. We have a broad-based experience in working with nonprofit organizations and can assist trade associations, advocacy organizations, political committees and campaigns, charities and other nonprofits with all of their legal needs.
Our Washington, DC, location has given us a special appreciation of the issues faced by international charities, including the hurdles to be cleared by a foreign charity that wants to establish a United States affiliate and what is required when a United States charity wants to engage in activities abroad while maintaining its special tax status at home. We also understand the legal and practical issues both charitable and for-profit organizations face when engaging in the political system (whether lobbying or campaigning) and can assist in establishing or advising non-profit affiliates created for these purposes.
Finally, in partnership with our affiliate firm, Butzel Long, we provide intellectual property protection in the fields of patents, copyrights and trademarks and in tax law and real estate transactions.
Our business clients' satisfaction with our results gives us the certain knowledge that we can support their needs and the needs of your business, as well.